Elephant calf drowns in C’garh

| | KORBA
  • 0

Elephant calf drowns in C’garh

Sunday, 18 October 2020 | Staff Reporter | KORBA

An elephant calf died after drowning in a pond in the Kendai Forest Range of Korba district in Chhattisgarh, it was announced on Saturday.

Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Shama Farooqui told the media that a herd of 46 wild elephants was roaming in the Lamna forests.

“Last month two calves were born in this herd. The group was in Kendai and the Forest Department employees were tracking their movements till late Friday night,” she said.

Around 3 am, the group moved out of the Lamna region into the core jungle. So, the forest team retreated. However, the herd returned to a pond located close to the village in Lamna early on Saturday to drink water, the officer said.

It seems the calf would have drowned at this point. About 5 am, when the forest staff again reached the spot, they found the body, she said.

The post-mortem of the calf will reveal the exact reason for the death, she added. 

Meanwhile, Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) of Bilaspur Anil Soni visited the spot and supported the DFO’s claim.

This year so far 13 elephants have died in different incidents like electrocution, drowning and others in Chhattisgarh.

According to the Forest Department, northern Chhattisgarh is home to around 250 elephants who roam in the forests of Surguja, Dharamjaigarh, Jashpur, Balrampur and Pratappur.

Sunday Edition

The Homecoming

18 October 2020 | Saimi Sattar | Agenda

A super thriller on anti-terror ops

18 October 2020 | J Gopikrishnan | Agenda

A tribute to the frontline protectors

18 October 2020 | Deepak Kumar Jha | Agenda

Astroturf | Test of astrologer/astrology

18 October 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Protectors of Nature

18 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Farm reforms for realising its full potential

18 October 2020 | Sonal Shukla | Agenda